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Videotaping Interrogations: The Court of Appeals Blows It

  Ten years ago the Massachusetts high court, fed up with hearing “repeated pronouncements” about the fabulous benefits of recording police interrogations, decided to do something about it. Commonwealth v. DiGiambattista (2004).  Cops don’t record interrogations? Fine. But if the … Continue reading

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Queens DA to arrestees: “I’m from the government and I’m here to help you.”

 For years the Queens DA’s Office has been end-running the Miranda warnings by adding a “preamble” whereby a DA tells arrestees before they meet a lawyer, “This is your opportunity to tell your story. If there is something you need … Continue reading

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